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Solar PV accounts for 1.7% electricity in Spain

  • According to Spain's National Energy Commission, the country added 163 PV systems in December. Image: Tinou Bao
    According to Spain's National Energy Commission, the country added 163 PV systems in December. Image: Tinou Bao

Spain’s National Energy Commission (CNE) has announced that electricity generated by solar PV accounted for 1.7% of the country’s energy demand in December 2012.

The country added 163 PV systems in December, to a total of 59,603 installations that had access to the feed-in tariff last year, representing a total installed capacity of 4,475MW.

Currently, the FiT in Spain stands at €0.321 (US$0.43) per kWh. These PV systems received a total of €2.61 billion (US$3.49 billion) in incentives.

Although there has not been an increase in PV usage since November, Spain announced a cut of 0.028% to its solar PV feed-in tariff earlier this month.
 

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